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A Thousand Acres Paperback – September 30, 1996 by Jane Smiley 


--Chicago Sun-Times
When Larry Cook, the aging patriarch of a rich, thriving farm in Iowa, decides to retire, he offers his land to his three daughters. For Ginny and Rose, who live on the farm with their husbands, the gift makes sense--a reward for years of hard work, a challenge to make the farm even more successful. But the youngest, Caroline, a Des Moines lawyer, flatly rejects the idea, and in anger her father cuts her out--setting off an explosive series of events that will leave none of them unchanged. A classic story of contemporary American life, A THOUSAND ACRES strikes at the very heart of what it means to be a father, a daughter, a family.
"While she has written beautifully about families in all of her seven preceding books, [this] effort is her best: a family portrait that is also a near-epic investigation into the broad landscape, the thousand dark acres, of the human heart."
--The Washington Post Book World
"A full, commanding novel . . . This is a story bound and tethered to a lonely road in the Midwest, but drawn from a universal source. . . . A profoundly American novel.1
--The Boston Globe
--The New York Times Book Review
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize

A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley

SKU: 978-0804115766
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Ivy Books; 1st edition (September 30, 1996)

    Language ‏ : ‎ English

    Paperback ‏ : ‎ 416 pages

    ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0804115761

    ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0804115766

    Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 7.2 ounces

    Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 4.5 x 1.25 x 7 inches

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